A marine mammal park, oceanarium, animal theme park and amusement park all in one exciting location makes Ocean Park one of Hong Kong’s most comprehensive fun destinations for the whole family. Since it’s opening in 1977 this great 210 acre outdoor space has grown to include more than 35 unique attractions and is noted as one of the world’s top tourist destinations. Naturally divided into areas named the Summit and Waterfront by a mountain in the middle, the park’s attractions can be reached by cable car, a funicular railway termed the Ocean Express and the world’s longest covered outdoor escalator.
Aqua City with stunning exhibits that include a seal and sea lion habitat complete with 20 residents, the Atoll Reef a four storey aquarium displaying over 5,000 fish from 400 species from around the world, a jelly fish underwater garden with over 1,000 jelly fish shown off using the latest lighting, sound and multimedia special effects is a popular attraction in this location. Also seen is a rare Chinese sturgeon aquarium and an Arctic animal habitat are located in the Summit along with the Ocean Park Tower, the tallest observation tower in the region. Several high speed roller coasters and other rides with quirky names that twist, turn, swing passengers high in the air and swishes them through tropical waterfalls and ravines to give them the thrill of their lives can also be seen here as well. The latest addition a floorless roller coaster is guaranteed to elicit screams.
Giant pandas and red pandas, Asian birdlife, wetland mammals and reptiles, a rare goldfish exhibit and several fun activities such as hot air ballooning, a bungee trampoline and rides and activities for young visitors are found in the Waterfront area.
A bird show with birds of prey and 70 other types of birds, a show with the park’s marine animals titled Sea Dreams, a sea lion show and Symbio a show featuring the world’s first 360 degree water screen and special effects are popular attractions. Several annual events coinciding with major festivals and themed spectaculars keep the visitors coming in. The park also runs several enlightening and popular programs that enable close contact with its resident animals. Its ability to blend education with entertainment makes it a great place to visit for any age group.
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